According to American-Presidents.com, Thomas Jefferson had many hobbies such as archaeology, horticulture, fishing, walking, violin playing and riding. Thomas Jefferson also enjoyed inventing things and designing architecture.
One of Jefferson's passions was designing the University of Virginia. He designed all the buildings on the university campus and also designed the curriculum. Jefferson also enjoyed hosting and entertaining guests at his home. Jefferson loved birds and kept several mockingbirds. He was a master of the violin and had a great passion for music. Jefferson's love of nature led him to create an expansive garden that included hundreds of different types of vegetables and fruit.